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The Vinland Voice
Volume 22, Issue 10
June 14, 2016
Dates to Remember:
Principally Speaking [email protected]
10:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 3:00
Grades 3 - 5
Free Dress Day
Last Day of School
Dismissal 12:20 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Office Opens for the
Class lists posted
Back to school night
PTSA Ice Cream Social
First Day of School
First Day of
This past Saturday I attended the college graduation ceremony for my daughter, a
proud and joyful moment for the whole family. The commencement speaker spoke of
those difficult times and parts of life when the world just doesn’t make any sense.
What can and should you do during these times? The following day we heard the
horrific news from Orlando, and suddenly the speaker’s question seemed more pertinent than ever.
While I can’t answer his question as eloquently as he did, I can share my understanding. We simply carry on to do what we know is right, to do what needs to be done.
In short, to continue to work to make this world a better place. In our small way, this
is what our Vinland community does every day, all year long. Consider this past year
44 certificated teachers and 36 classified support staff working each day for your
Fall Carnival and Trick or Treat Street events in the fall, drawing hundreds of
Monthly Storytime events in our library for K-3 families.
Ready Relief food packing to support our emergency supplies as well as third
Being awarded a third Washington Achievement Award, this year for the progress
of our Spanish-speaking students in our Dual Language program.
The addition this year of Mrs. Anderson, our Academic and Behavior Intervention
Frequent recognition of our students’ good choices through our Best Fin Forward
and Dolphin awards. Regularly scheduled celebration assemblies to honor
Strong growth by K-4 students served in our LAP reading program and in STAR
scores in nearly all grade levels in both reading and math.
Successful school auction, raising funds to support multiple school improvement
efforts including a new playground installation (coming this summer!).
Grade level music performance assemblies, showcasing the talents and effort of
our students in Mr. Orando’s music class.
Breakfast Book Club for our 4th and 5th graders, held monthly to encourage and
promote independent reading.
Choir and Garden Club offered as before and after-school activities.
Assemblies throughout the year, from Veterans Day student readers and Tap
Root Theater to the Toy Maker and Reptile Man.
This list is still only a sampling. We are here to support your kids, and we appreciate
all that you do to help us in this important work. When some parts of our world
don’t make sense, we can’t let those parts define us. The work listed above is what
we do, it is who we are. Thank you for this past year, and we look forward to serving
you again next year. Have a wonderful summer with your kids.
Field Day at
Friday June 12th
Students will compete in events that
they’ve been practicing in P.E. Please
remember to wear appropriate footwear
and be ready for any type of weather!
K - 2nd Field Day 10:00AM - 12:00 PM
3rd - 5th Field Day 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lost and Found!
Our Lost and Found cupboard, racks, and
bins are overflowing!
If your student is missing anything, please
have them check the lost and found
ASAP. The Lost and Found is currently
located in the hallway near the lunch
Due to the large volume of items, beginning in October we will be clearing out
the lost and found at the end of every
month and donating everything to the
Please note - Labeled items WILL be
returned to your students.
End of year
If we have been distributing medication
to your child this school year, or if we
have medication on had for your student (epi-pen, inhaler, etc.) please do
not forget to make arrangements to pick
up any remaining medication prior to
the last day of school, Tuesday June
16th. All medication left in the building
after that date will be destroyed.
Students are not allowed to pick up any
From Mrs. Gerstenberger…...
I would like to add a BIG Thank You to
the 5th Grade parent chaperones who
attended NatureBridge this year:
Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Sannes, Ms. Marx,
Mrs. Macy, Mrs. Eisenhart, Mrs. Baugh,
Mrs. Peck, Mrs. Dill, Mrs. Roberts,
Mrs. Layton, Mrs. Barton, Mr. Ramm,
Mr. Barry, Mr. Hendryx, Mr. Millican,
Mr. Clark, Mr. Perry, Mr. Gibbons,
Mr. Oak, Mr. Larios, & Mr. Gillespie.
And a Special Thank You to
June Hensley for taking care of the
financial end of camp, helping with the
fundraising, camp name tags, and anything
else that might have not been mentioned.
Meet our most recent
Dolphin Award Winning Students!
Congratulations to the following students who were chosen by their teachers to receive
a “Dolphin Award” for making good choices and following our school expectations.
- Be ready to Learn, Be Kind, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful -
As of June 14, 2016 we have had 337 students check in. Thank you for your
support. Please remember to complete the online check-in if you have not already done so.
NON DISCRIMATION STATEMENT
The North Kitsap School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion,
color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a
trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Questions or
complaints of alleged discrimination can be directed to the district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Compliance Officer Chris Willits,
Assistant Superintendent, [email protected] (360) 396-3003 and /or the ADA and 504 Coordinator, Lori Kingery, Assistant Director of Special Education, [email protected] (360) 396-3072; address - 18360 Caldart Ave NE, Poulsbo WA